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RFID Journal covers RFID health care technologies and applications that allow hospitals to track assets, monitor patients, automate payments and increase profitability.

Better Day Health Automates Patient Health Records, Location

The solution employs RFID technology provided by Barcoding Inc. to identify which patient a physician is examining, and automatically pull up that patient's records, as well as transcribes patient-physician conversations.

Health Care Case Studies

Hospital Lab Benefits From RFID Inventory-Management Solution

Saint Francis Laboratory Services automated processes, saving labor costs, reducing errors and freeing up cash.

Health Care Features

RFID Adoption Heats Up

Companies in many industries now understand what radio frequency identification is—and how and where it delivers benefits—and they want to reap the rewards.

Health Care Editor's Notes

Balancing Your Interests

RFID solution providers have short-term goals, but they should not be put ahead of long-term interests.

Health Care Expert Views

An RTLS Self-Exam

Hospitals that ask the right questions can make a smart decision when choosing a real-time location system.

Health Care Best Practices

The Big Picture

Companies large and small must take a strategic approach to deploying RFID enterprisewide, so the technology can solve their current problems and sup­port their long-term goals.

Health Care How To Articles

How to Choose a Passive UHF Handheld Reader

Ergonomics, read range and battery life lead the list of issues that must be considered when selecting the proper reader for your deployment.

Health Care Videos

Health Care White Papers

  • RFID for Pharmacy Tag Report
    Published December 2014
    Radio frequency identification is becoming a common topic in pharmacy automation conversations. Kit Check has been testing RFID tags for years to identify which work best in pharmacy settings, and has published its findings in this document. The report includes scientific tag test results, a discussion of what to look for in an RFID tag, and how to avoid common implementation mistakes. (17 pages)
  • Improving Patient Safety and Hospital Efficiency With RFID and RTLS Technologies
    Published July 2013
    Health-care facilities employ radio frequency identification and real-time location systems to identify, locate and monitor patients, visitors, staff members, assets and equipment. These technologies improve safety, enhance the quality of care, reduce financial waste and foster patient satisfaction. This white paper, written by Schneider Electric's Steve Nibbelink, provides guidance about how RFID and RTLS can be leveraged though integration with security control and monitoring systems.
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